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The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, September 10, 2011. NT NEWS. 17 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:10-SGE:17 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K On sale until Tues 13th September2011. Advertised prices apply at Darwin stores. 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Jan Fedarcyk, assistant director of the FBI in New York, refused to outline the nature of the threat but hinted it had come from information retrieved from Osama bin Ladens compound when he was shot dead in May. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stressed the threat was uncorroborated and told New Yorkers to carry on with their lives, adding that he planned to take the subway in the morning. There is no reason for any of the rest of us to change our daily routines, Mr Bloomberg said. The best thing to do to fight terrorism is to refuse to be intimidated by it. New York police commissioner Ray Kelly said measures were already in place but in light of the information police would be taking additional measures and increase its presence by a third. He said the public could expect to see heavily armed police and bomb dogs in public places, and tunnels and bridges would be swept for bombs. The public is likely to see and may be inconvenienced by vehicle checkpoints throughout the city, Mr Kelly said. He said people could expect to have their bags checked on subways and bomb dogs would be present across the city. Extra security would be in place at landmark locations, houses of worship and illegally parked cars would be towed away. Guards will be most visibly deployed at Pennsylvania Station, Times Square and Grand Central stations. Mr Bloomberg, who some accused of overreacting as Hurricane Irene approached the city last week, took a much cooler approach to the apparent terror threat. We know that terrorists view the anniversary as an opportunity to strike again, Mr Bloomberg. Now the threat at this moment has not been corroborated. I want to stress that. It is credible, but it has not been corroborated. Saturday Extra Page 19 Sonny Wool rightly picked the All Blacks to topple Tonga in their World Cup clash No pulling the wool over this fleecy psychic WELLINGTON: A rugbymad sheep touted as the worlds latest animal psychic has got off to a winning start by picking the All Blacks to win their opening World Cup match. New Zealands answer to the late, great Paul the Octopus, Sonny Wool the sheep, named after All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams, chose to munch on hay under a New Zealand flag rath er than one with the flag of Tonga, delighting a small crowd of onlookers in suburban Wellington yesterday. In a custom-made black jersey, he hesitated then went for the Kiwi hay. Fury at low Galliano fine John Galliano PARIS: Anti-racism groups were furious yesterday after a French court fined fashion designer John Galliano just one euro, after he was convicted of spouting racist insults in a bar. The Briton, 50, was charged with public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity which carried the threat of six months in prison and a fine of up to 22,500 euros. He did not attend the hearing at the Paris court on Thursday. One of his lawyers said after the hearing: There will not be any fine to be paid and it is a fair and wise decis ion by the tribunal. Mr Galliano wants to apologise and he continues his treatment to be cured. And there wasnt much of a fine. Anti-racism campaigners condemned the payout of one euro each to three victims of the multi-millionaire. Two patrons at a swanky Paris cafe alleged Galliano had subjected them to a stream of personal insults and anti-Semitic abuse in February. Another alleged that he had treated her in a racist manner in October. Army blamed for abuses David Cameron LONDON: Britains army was scrambling to salvage its reputation yesterday after an inquiry blamed a group of soldiers and a failure of command for the notorious death of an innocent Iraqi civilian in military custody. Several of the soldiers involved have since left the service and could face criminal proceedings, while three soldiers have been suspended and the careers of up to 11 more named in the inquirys long-awaited report were put at risk, The Times reported in London. Army boss General Sir Peter Wall said the death of Baha Mousa, a widowed father of two, had cast a dark shadow over his service. Nine other detainees held at the base in southern Iraq at the same time were also subjected to serious abuse. Hotel worker Mousa sustained 93 separate injuries while in British custody in Basra, southern Iraq, over 36 hours in September 2003. Prime Minister David Cameron described the abuse as appalling, but said it was not indicative of the army. McDonalds death Georgia: An elderly woman died and eight other people were hospitalised after breathing in toxic fumes at a McDonalds restaurant in Georgia. Investigators said a toxic mix of chemicals used to clean bathrooms was to blame for sickening customers on Wednesday at the McDonalds in Pooler, 16km west of Savannah. One McDonalds employee, five customers and three firefighters were hospitalised with breathing problems. An 81-year-old woman was found unconscious in the restaurants bathroom. She died on Thursday morning. Train to nowhere TIRUPATI, India: A packed commuter train sped hundreds of kilometres across India in the wrong direction before passengers finally realised it was pulling into an unfamiliar station, The Times of India has reported. The locomotive left the southern town of Tirupati on Tuesday for its destination of northeastern Varanasi. Bewildered passengers noticed something was amiss on Wednesday when it chugged into Warangal a central Indian city on an entirely different route, 980km west of its first intended stop at Bhubaneswar.